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Old Nov 18th, 2017, 01:24 AM   1
Talia12
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Accidental back sleeping...


So, DS climbed in bed with me and DH tonight and it got so cramped in bed I woke up lying flat on my back (I'm 31+4). I rolled onto my side and went back to sleep and maybe an hour later woke up flat on my back again...
I've got up now and come to ds's bed on my own so I've got space for side sleeping! My question really is, how bad is it to accidentally sleep on your back? Obviously there's no way of knowing how long you've been that way! I just panicked when baby didn't move straight away so I jabbed and poked and jiggled and now she's woken up and is kicking fine, so I feel like I "got away" with it but does this accidental back sleeping ever happen to anyone else? I only know that back sleeping increases the risk of stillbirth, but I don't know if it directly causes it or if it's a cause for concern or what Pregnancy can be stressful...



 
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Old Nov 18th, 2017, 03:11 AM   2
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Really don't worry. I slept on my back pretty much the whole way through last time, would always start on my side but in the night roll over onto my back! Mw said it was fine, it's just a recommendation but really don't worry about it



 
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Old Nov 18th, 2017, 04:23 AM   3
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I slept on my stomach until about 22 weeks and on my back for the rest of my pregnancy, my midwife said it's fine. I can't sleep
On my side



 
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Old Nov 18th, 2017, 04:31 AM   4
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Thanks ladies that's reassuring! The last thing we need is one more thing to worry/feel bad about that we really can't control!



 
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Old Nov 18th, 2017, 06:27 AM   5
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Thanks ladies that's reassuring! The last thing we need is one more thing to worry/feel bad about that we really can't control!
I was side sleeping and would often wake on my back . I'd always wake after a short while as I'd struggle to breath. So now I prop myself up with 2-3 pillows and a pregnancy pillow . So I'll back sleep but with pregnant pillow tucked under my right side to tilt me slightly .xxx



 
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Old Nov 18th, 2017, 06:41 AM   6
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Ohh that's a good idea! I still feel like somehow I'd wriggle off it haha but I'll try



 
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Old Nov 18th, 2017, 07:32 AM   7
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Ohh that's a good idea! I still feel like somehow I'd wriggle off it haha but I'll try
I do wriggle off at times . Especially last night at home after being in hospital for a few nights and having the joys of an electric bed to keep me propped up . I kept waking up star fished and momentarily panicking . I'm tempted to get one of those foam wedge things too !!!



 
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Old Nov 18th, 2017, 10:58 AM   8
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Hi Talia!

I've been a little worried too as i never slept on my back with the girls, but the last week or so i have been waking up on my back but it's only because i've been suffering with SPD and it's been hurting my hips to sleep either side for such a long period of time. x



 
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Old Nov 18th, 2017, 11:34 AM   9
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Ah I'm glad it's not just me that it happens to. I remember reading once a thing saying, it will naturally stop happening as your bump gets bigger, but I'm getting pretty big and there's no real discomfort from lying on my back at the moment. Unless of course there is and that's what wakes me up haha



 
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Old Nov 18th, 2017, 17:33 PM   10
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My midwife told me that the back sleeping thing wasn’t a hard and fast rule



 
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